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Bugs

Antony Dunn

Bugs by Antony Dunn
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ISBN: 978 1 903039 95 3
Categories: 21st Century, British
Imprint: OxfordPoets
Published: September 2009
216 x 135 x 8 mm
64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • He'd like the creature cocooned in his chest
    to stop turning over - to burst from his mouth

    on unspeakable wings. He'd like to say something
    that she'd understand, but can't pin it down.

                                                              from 'Lepidopterist'

    Bugs are the insects we live alongside, necessary and unsettling; they're the fears, the ailments and spies that keep us wide awake at night. The stories in Antony Dunn's third collection range from the microscopic lives of parasitic worms to the lives of the planets themselves. We go from the miniature world of the flea circus to the invisible pervasiveness of electronic surveillance. In an uneasy world, Dunn's characters face down their terrors and find in science, in faith, in love, the courage to go on.

    Now heartening, now heartbroken, Bugs turns a magnifying glass on the world to reveal its fascinating strangeness.
    Contents

    Bugged
    Flea Circus
    Kitchen Sink Drama
    Antimony Cup
    Why Did the Chicken
    We apologise for the delay
    Us All
    Please
    Berlin Zoo
    Lisdoonvarna
    Ladybird
    First Kiss
    Maria
    Ants
    New Year Instant Poem
    Skinny Dipping
    Limequat
    Lepidopterist
    Flight
    Testing One Two
    Platform Announcements
    Cold
    Unsaid
    Saguaro
    Nettle Bed
    Green
    Love Poetry
    Hungarian Blessing
    Three Dartmoor Ponies
    Tarn How
    Red
    Mayfly Sums Up
    Peace on Earth
    Eyeglass
    Ichneumon Wasp
    Pope Boniface’s Address
    Connecticut Bees
    June the Fourth
    Bread Line
    Girl with Gun, Ben Gurion Airport
    Phantoms
    Taking the Night Air
    Ultraviolet
    Alarm
    Mosquitoes
    Riding Lights
    Nematode Worms


    Antony Dunn was born in London in 1973. He won the Newdigate Prize in 1995 and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2000. He has published two collections of poems, Pilots and Navigators (Oxford Poets,1998) and Flying Fish (Oxford Poets / Carcanet, 2002). He has worked on a number of ... read more
    Awards won by Antony Dunn Winner, 2000 Eric Gregory Award Winner, 1995 Newdigate Prize
    Praise for Antony Dunn 'Poems which, Brodsky-like, take the reader somewhere new, jinking round the corners of places we think we know into imagined elsewheres.'
    Poetry Wales 
    'An often unique voice... subtle, thought-provoking and enormously readable.'
    Poetry Review
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